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Learn about Comparatives and Superlatives

Date: May 02 2012

Themes: Hobbies

Grammar: Comparatives and Superlatives

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Each year, spring brings an explosion of color. From blossoming trees to tulips of every shade, flowers create a sense of joy and new beginnings. Many people like to plant flowers in their gardens. Others like to fill their homes with pretty blooms, or surprise that special someone with a bouquet. But you won’t see Jason planting any rose bushes or bringing buds home from the flower shop. Hear him explain to Amy why he thinks flowers are more trouble than they’re worth.

每年春天都是一个百花争艳的季节。从开花的树木到开遍每个角落的郁金香,花卉营造出喜悦和万象更新的气氛。许多人喜欢在自己的花园里种植花卉。另外一些人喜欢在家中摆放开得正艳的鲜花,或用一束鲜花给特别的人带来惊喜。但你不会看到詹森种植任何玫瑰花丛或从花店购买含苞待放的鲜花。听他对艾米解释为什么他认为花卉好处不足、麻烦有余。

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Amy

Amy

Jason

Jason

Amy:  Isn’t it so great now that it’s spring? There are just so many flowers blooming everywhere.

Jason:  Uh, yeah, I guess there are flowers everywhere. I didn’t even notice, I guess.

Amy:  You didn’t? I mean, I walk down the street in my neighborhood and it’s just exploding with color. It’s so beautiful, and it just puts me in such a good mood.

Jason:  I mean, they’re pretty cool. I don’t know, I never plant flowers at my house. I sort of feel like if I’m gonna plant something, I’m gonna eat it.

Amy:  Really? You don’t just like to make your house look more beautiful with flowers?

Jason:  I don’t know. I guess I appreciate flowers when other people plant them. They just seem so fragile, like it’s just gonna rain on them and kill them or something.

Amy:  What about having flowers inside your house, like do you ever get your girlfriend flowers or anything like that?

Jason:  Well, that’s like asking for allergies, you know? Just bringing the hay fever right in your front door.

Amy:  What? But they look so nice in a vase, it really brings a room together.

Jason:  But they’re temporary. It just seems like, if you want to bring a room together you could buy a permanent decoration. It just seems like a waste of money to me, in a way, flowers, you know? If you’re gonna give someone a gift, it just seems like a weird way to go to me.

Amy:  Does your girlfriend agree with you about that?

Jason:  No.

 

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Discussion

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Now that spring has arrived Amy sees beautiful flowers wherever she goes. She loves flowers because they are so colorful and pretty. They make her feel happy.

Jason doesn’t care about flowers. He doesn’t like to plant them around his house, because he only likes to plant things that he can eat. He also doesn’t like giving flowers as a gift because they are so temporary. But Jason’s girlfriend feels differently!

Do you like to plant, give, or receive flowers? What is your favorite kind of flower?

 

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salamsaalam

Jordan

I love all kinds of flowers they make me feel happy.

08:44 PM Jan 31 2015 |

kimnga

kimnga

Viet Nam

I like flowers so much but I don’t like to plant flowers in my house because if any day I forget to water them , they are going to fade very fast  especially in the summer .

06:56 AM Jul 28 2014 |

setarezarin

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I like to plant flowers and give flowers and also iiIlike to recieve flowers ,I like yellow rose.

12:11 PM Dec 21 2013 |

Staisy

Staisy

Russian Federation

My favourite kind of flower is tulip.  Spring is assotiated for me with  them, blooming on the central squares of the city. And also I would like to see them growing in a  wild nature, when they are covering all a valley and exploding it with colour. To enjoy this beauty in reality is one of my dreams.

07:42 PM Dec 19 2013 |

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durnapinar

durnapinar

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i love flowers.

02:05 PM Aug 09 2013 |

DominikLi

DominikLi

China

I deeply believe that flowers are gifts from the God,they’re so lovely!

08:11 AM Jan 21 2013 |

Nina__smith

Australia

i love flowers in my home in the yard we have many many flowers i love them much.

01:40 PM Oct 20 2012 |

zarin.setare

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i like flowers.flowers refresh my soul and my mind.my favorite flower is yellow rose.i recieved flowers from my students alot also i recieved flowers from my nieces and some of my suitors .i love post cards which drawned flowers,too.

01:15 PM Jun 24 2012 |

blue-sonnet

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I like flowers! I feel I grow up with their growing. I smile with they blossom out and forget my gloom!

07:33 AM Jun 18 2012 |

khalid495

khalid495

Saudi Arabia

In My opinion, I prefer buying a bouquet of flower rather than wasting of time planting them.


By the way we cant plant flowers here in Saudi Arabia since we live in a hot climate  most of the year, and this is another reason for buying themTongue out.



I like to give or send flowers but not often coz I dont wanna lose its value as a gift.



08:22 AM Jun 11 2012 |

Amy Zhong

Amy Zhong

China

I like the plant, especially  like the rose and tulip, they are very beautiful, it was even as the dialog said,it just puts me in such a ggod moon. So, if i have a free time, i will plant many flowers in my garden!!Smile

05:50 AM May 12 2012 |

S&W

S&W

China

I like flower.It smells well and it brings you good mind.There is no reason for me to dislike those lovely plant.Laughing


 

12:16 PM May 06 2012 |

atsu_t

Japan

In sprring, a lot of cherry blossoms bloom, and that is very beautiful scene.  Japanese people enjoy watching them with drinking and eating under the trees.  

04:07 PM May 05 2012 |

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lulahill

lulahill

Spain

There are some really beautiful gardens in England but the Gardens of Generalife at Alhambra are breathtaking!  

09:45 AM May 03 2012 |

KittyZhou

KittyZhou

China

I like very much ,especially the Lily. I have never received any flowers during the past twenty years. It is so sad thing for me.Cry

09:05 AM May 03 2012 |

mima25

mima25

Poland

Flowers put a lot of people in such a good mood.It’s nice to see flowers blooming, to see many people having flowers inside their house or in their gardens.The special moment is giving someone a gift like a bouquet.It’s not a waste of time or of money, because this gesture can make people happy in the eye of the storm and it stays permamently in your mind.

08:27 AM May 03 2012 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

Uh, I don’t agree with Jason at all. Every word has Amy said is altogether true. I do believe that flowers are the hearts of the spring. once they just bloom, I feel happy for seeing the colorful views arround me. I hate the colorless bare streets….


I like planting flowers very much. I have a small garden full of various colorful fragrant flowers. I remember once I gave mum a flower, but I don’t think I’ve received one before Embarassed. I like all sorts of flowers, I adore the beautiful colorful nature in the spring..Smile

11:08 PM May 02 2012 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

I like wildflowers. Early spring when everything is hybernating, you can see white trillium, trout lillies, hepatica and other ephemeral flowers as habingers of spring popping up bravely from the frozen and still sleeping ground and catching the first Sun rays and its energy. You look at them among bare branches, last year leaves, snow.. and want to bow to them as the messenges that the life is going on, the circle of life is still turning and Earth rebirth  is still in force. And literally, you lie down to capture their beautiful image as they so fragile, so tiny, so unnoticed but they’re there popped up in patches blooming together and “singing” their quiet song. These flowers are the most amazing for me.


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mike20012

mike20012

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

speaking of the flower reminds me of my unforgettable disaster date,if you will,I had by the time I bought my girlfriend a bouquet of flower, which was so fragrant that she started smelling it to ruin my date and got nose-bleeding ; I don’t know weather some people are allergic or is the pollen produced by flowers, anyway that was an unforgettable night we had.

07:07 PM May 02 2012 |

jouana

Lebanon

I like flowers around my house and inside it especially when somebody send me flowers in my birthday or any occasion, when i see flowers i feel better and love the life ,  we used to plants in this time  lots of trees and vegetables and flowers so when the summer come you can  see around my home exploding with  colours.

06:46 PM May 02 2012 |

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